12.524 Mechanical Properties of Rocks

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A survey of the mechanical behavior of rocks in natural geologic situations. Topics: brief survey of field evidence of rock deformation, physics of plastic deformation in minerals, brittle fracture and sliding, and pressure-solution processes. Results of field petrologic and structural studies compared to data from experimental structural geology.

This class has 8.03, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

12.524 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. Evans.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 12.524 was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Mechanical Properties of Rocks site or on the 12.524 Stellar site.

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